Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 6.5 x 1.8 cm
Creede, Creede District, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA
A chunk of history! This is a thick nugget of solid silver (with a bit of quartz), weighing 11.7 ounces, from one of the world's CLASSIC silver-mining localities, the last silver boom-town in Colorado in the 1890's. It really feels HEAVY in the hand. The nugget has been sliced through the middle to create a shiny display face. Who knows how old this specimen it is; could easily go way, way back, although mining for minerals in the rich Creede area continued all the way up to 1985. 8.5 x 6.5 x 1.8 cm